Programme Officer supporting two programmes: (1) Transforming Economics and Development through a Feminist Approach; and (2) Connecting Gender Equality to Environmental Justice

IWRAW Asia Pacific is looking for a Programme Officer who will support the IWRAW Asia Pacific team with the implementation of two projects under TrEAD: the Gender Equality and Macroeconomics Project, coordinated by the Bretton Woods Project and funded by the Hewlett Foundation; and a Ford Plus Grant project, entitled Towards a Global Financial System that Advances a Rights-Based Economy. We are also interested in strengthening connections between the TrEAD and Environmental Justice programmes, with the specific direction of this cross-programme work led by the requests and inputs of our partners on the frontlines of environmental degradation and climate change.

Please view the full Terms of Reference in Word or PDF at the link below. To apply, please send a copy of your recent CV, a letter describing why you are interested in this position, and the names of three unrelated referees to recruitment@iwraw-ap.org, to reach us by 13 May 2022 Kuala Lumpur (GMT+8). The successful candidate would preferably be available to start by early June 2022, with flexibility available for personal circumstances.

We look forward to hearing from applicants from regions under-represented in the team, particularly the Pacific, Africa, West Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and from gender minorities and other marginalised groups. LGBTIQ+, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of colour) and young feminists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Manager

POSITION OVERVIEW
EDGE Funders Alliance is seeking a full-time Programs Manager to lead the design and implementation of all programmatic initiatives (in-person and online), support learning and collaboration among network members and social movement allies through our intersectional justice initiatives, contribute to approaches that increase the visibility of the organization to key audiences, and advance strategic goals.

This is an ideal role for someone who is interested in being a part of a small, decentralized, global team that works closely to build collective power for change through funder and social movement organizing. The Programs Manager will ensure that EDGE’s programs are aligned with our values and meaningfully contribute to our goals, and supervise the Programs and Communications Coordinator’s work to implement a communications approach that is integrated into and adds value to the programmatic and organizational strategies.

We are open to candidates based worldwide, though the Programs Manager must be comfortable working remotely and with colleagues located across multiple time zones since most of our members are based in the United States and Europe. We are looking for an organized and motivated professional who shares our values, is committed to intersectional justice, and interested in strengthening the programmatic infrastructure of an expanding, global organization.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
Programs
Lead the design and implementation of all ongoing programs and special projects (see list here: https://bit.ly/EDGE-info), including creating the annual work plan for carrying out the priorities of the organizational strategy.
Work with the Director of Finance and Operations to develop and manage all program budgets
Work with the Executive Director and Membership and Engagement Manager to identify, design, and carry out opportunities to advance field learning and build effective alliances.
Document and share program information with the staff, board, funder members, and social movement allies to support collaboration, learning, and fundraising.
Lead and participate in planning retreats, team building, and regular check-in meetings with staff and board.
Identify partnership opportunities with network members, social movements, civil society organizations, and funders to advance field learning and build effective alliances.
Contribute to the development of an evaluation and learning framework to assess the impact of the organization’s work and surface areas for improvement.
Support the Director of Finance and Operations with determining needs and devising solutions that support information sharing and collaboration among the team.
Participate in meetings, convenings, and webinars to maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends in philanthropy and social movements.
Build and manage relationships with external consultants, as needed.
Communications

Support the Programs and Communications Coordinator to develop and implement a plan for integrated communications, create and maintain a program and communications calendar to coordinate activities, and design methods to evaluate the effectiveness of communications activities.
Supervise and complete performance assessments and contribute to the professional development of the Programs and Communications Coordinator.
Proactively seek out opportunities to share EDGE’s work with key audiences in alignment with the goals in the communications plan.

QUALIFICATIONS
Relevant experience and record of success in a leadership role that is responsible for program strategy, design, and implementation, preferably in an international context in the nonprofit, civil society, or philanthropy sectors.
Demonstrated ability to balance big picture, long-term, strategic thinking with understanding and executing the day-to-day tasks of multiple projects.
Clear understanding of the role of philanthropy and of civil society organizations and a commitment to mobilizing resources for social movements and systemic alternatives.
Knowledge and experience working on intersectional justice issues (especially gender, racial, economic, and climate justice) with a clear understanding or systemic change approaches. Familiarity with Just Transition frameworks is an asset.
Ability to build relationships across sectors and work with funders and civil society actors.
Strong project and people management skills, including experience supervising staff
Working knowledge of programmatic evaluation approaches
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Online Office Tools, Zoom, and Asana is an asset.
High emotional intelligence and strong capacity to self-manage, multitask, prioritize, work collaboratively, diagnose problems and find creative solutions, and learn from mistakes.
Understanding of and ability to address power dynamics, such as gender and racial inequalities.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is considered an asset.
Comfort working in a remote, decentralized, multicultural team and the flexibility to work across time zones.
Travel is required 20% of the time when it is safe to do so.
Understanding of and identification with EDGE’s mission, values, and work and a commitment to social justice, systems change, international collaboration, and cross-cultural learning.

WHAT WE OFFER
The Program Manager is a full-time position with an employee contract. The benefits will comply with the labor laws of the country where the person is based and will include, at minimum, health care coverage and retirement benefits.

Gender and Inclusion Consultant

IREX seeks qualified expert consultants in Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) to provide organizational and programmatic GESI support. The GESI consultants will support IREX’s Center for Applied Learning and Impact team to understand IREX’s impact on inclusive development, track progress on its organizational GESI Vision and develop IREX GESI talent. This may include support for GESI efforts of programs across all IREX practice areas. IREX, therefore, specifically seeks GESI professionals with experience relevant to any or all of its 5 practice areas: Youth, Leadership, Information and Media, Education, and Communities and Governance (including civil society). The consultant may also support the evolution of a network of GESI advisors within IREX and the use of best practices and tools or contribute to new business development. Multiple consultants may be hired from this recruitment.

Global Lead of Digital Research

The International Communications Hub Incubator, a collaboration of civil society partners and donors, is supporting the hire for a Global Lead of Digital Research to join a new organization called Foundation International Communications Hub (FICH) that will be established in the summer 2022.

To learn more about the job please follow the link: https://www.comms-hub.org/lead-research

Once fully incorporated, FICH will promote democratic values, reflection, and debate in societies. It will foster dialogues that support healthy, equal, diverse, empathic, creative, and sustainable societies by providing pro-democracy civil society with cutting-edge opinion research, narrative research and social insights. FICH will use digital tools and technologies suited to scale communications in complex environments.

We’re an all remote team and open to applicants from around the world.

Apply by submitting a brief cover letter (1 page maximum) that highlights your relevant work experience and a CV to team@comms-hub.org, with “Your Name – Position title” in the email subject. Both cover letter and CV must be in English to be considered.

Application deadline for all three positions is: April 30, 2022.

We aim to build an inclusive workforce and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented globally.

Looking forward to receiving your applications!

Global Lead of Campaigns

The International Communications Hub Incubator, a collaboration of civil society partners and donors, is supporting the hire for a Global Lead of Campaigns to join a new organization called Foundation International Communications Hub (FICH) that will be established in the summer 2022.

To learn more about the job please follow the link: https://www.comms-hub.org/lead-campaigns

Once fully incorporated, FICH will promote democratic values, reflection, and debate in societies. It will foster dialogues that support healthy, equal, diverse, empathic, creative, and sustainable societies by providing pro-democracy civil society with cutting-edge opinion research, narrative research and social insights. FICH will use digital tools and technologies suited to scale communications in complex environments.

We’re an all remote team and open to applicants from around the world.

Apply by submitting a brief cover letter (1 page maximum) that highlights your relevant work experience and a CV to team@comms-hub.org, with “Your Name – Position title” in the email subject. Both cover letter and CV must be in English to be considered.

Application deadline for all three positions is: April 30, 2022.

We aim to build an inclusive workforce and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented globally.

Looking forward to receiving your applications!

Managing Director

The International Communications Hub Incubator, a collaboration of civil society partners and donors, is supporting the hire for a position of a Managing Director to join a new organization called Foundation International Communications Hub (FICH) that will be established in the summer 2022.

To learn more about the job please follow the link: https://www.comms-hub.org/managing-director

Once fully incorporated, FICH will promote democratic values, reflection, and debate in societies. It will foster dialogues that support healthy, equal, diverse, empathic, creative, and sustainable societies by providing pro-democracy civil society with cutting-edge opinion research, narrative research and social insights. FICH will use digital tools and technologies suited to scale communications in complex environments.

We’re an all remote team and open to applicants from around the world.

Apply by submitting a brief cover letter (1 page maximum) that highlights your relevant work experience and a CV to team@comms-hub.org, with “Your Name – Position title” in the email subject. Both cover letter and CV must be in English to be considered.

Application deadline for all three positions is: April 30, 2022.

We aim to build an inclusive workforce and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented globally.

Looking forward to receiving your applications!

Chief Communications Officer

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. It is also the name of the nucleus organization that supports the global movement of 80+ countries, hundreds of communities, causes, and identity-based movements and coalitions, and many millions of people all over the world committed to inspiring and manifesting generosity in the world. Now in our tenth year, we have a track record of remarkable impact behind us and exponential growth ahead. Our team has grown five-fold in the past two years.

We are seeking a Chief Communications Officer who is that rare combination of pragmatic and visionary, a big idea lover and generator with the ability to think tactically and to execute. The person in this role will craft and lead GivingTuesday’s external affairs strategy and team, creating and executing a comprehensive communications plan with our stakeholders, network and partners. The CCO along with the executive office will be responsible for developing the organization’s communications strategy including narrative and storytelling, digital, social media, thought leadership, events and marketing communications. A successful candidate will be a talented storyteller and exceptional relationship-builder – someone able to elevate both GivingTuesday’s prominence in the social impact field and in service of the mission more broadly. They will need to bring a deep understanding of the social sector (ideally globally) and the ability to strive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communications Strategy:

  • Manage strategy and execution around GivingTuesday’s communications strategy, thought leadership and narrative
  • Develop (and regularly revisit) messaging; ensure it’s properly communicated throughout GT’s programming and various content channels
  • Create ongoing messaging review and media training for staff
  • Advise GivingTuesday team on media relations, crisis communications, emerging messages and responsiveness to important moments
  • Design GivingTuesday thought leadership program to focus on key values and talking points
  • Oversee event and speaking engagements, both owned and earned
  • Develop high-quality materials to support fundraising, partnership, and media relations
  • Identify and develop strategies to address organizational opportunities and challenges, in collaboration with GivingTuesday leadership
  • Develop a calendar and identify opportunities to strengthen brand reputation, awareness and value for key stakeholders, while minimizing risks
  • Identify emerging trends and engage in order to expand the reach and establish GivingTuesday as a thought leader

Public Relations & Content Strategy:

  • Establish a storytelling strategy that supports the organization and movement goals
  • Develop GivingTuesday global PR and media outreach plan to identify key strategies, audience targets, year-round calendar, opportunities, and resources
  • Advise on programmatic content for key initiatives in line with strategic goals
  • Optimize content strategy to identify, develop, optimize and distribute high quality materials that reflect GivingTuesday’s core messages and strengths
  • Draft press releases and outreach materials as needed
  • Identify, manage relationships with, and pitch to key media contacts
  • Manage interviews and media placements
  • Draft op-eds in collaboration with other team members; suggest collaborations with organizations outside of GT
  • Oversee tracking and reporting of media placements

Content Creation & Publishing:

  • Optimize content strategy to identify, develop, optimize and distribute high quality materials that reflect GivingTuesday’s core messages and strengths
  • Develop a storytelling strategy that supports the organization and movement goals
  • Oversee the creation (content + design) of key longer-form pieces, such as annual and data reports
  • Develop marketing collateral and manage the design of custom visualizations
  • Direct and manage contract writers and content producers
  • Advise on programmatic content for key initiatives in line with strategic goals
  • Oversee team members in design, promotion, and execution of online and in-person events
  • Guide creation and repackaging of content for other formats such as blogs, social platforms, and video

General Comms & Marketing:

  • Direct and manage communications, PR, brand and marketing agency resources
  • Build partner relationships to collaborate and optimize communications, identify promotional opportunities and create value for partners as well as GT
  • Guide digital strategy in partnership with the Director of Digital Strategy to maximize the impact of GivingTuesday web properties, search marketing, digital tools, and social media
  • Identify and track communications target metrics and dashboard for measurement and analysis
  • Ensure GivingTuesday’s visual brand and communications materials accurately reflect our priorities and key messages

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  • 10+ years of progressively more senior communications roles with track record of success in brand or organization amplification
  • Global experience either living and working abroad or working in a US-based organization with a clear global impact is a big plus
  • A clear and compelling writer, able to craft and amplify a good story using a range of mediums
  • Experience working across sectors including but not limited to corporate, nonprofit, government and philanthropy
  • Demonstrated experience working inside an organization leading the way for radical change
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and organized creativity
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, largely virtual work space
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in communications, journalism, marketing or creative field

Compensation range: GivingTuesday offers comprehensive compensation and benefits. The starting range for this position is $180,000.

GivingTuesday is an equal opportunity employer. GivingTuesday prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

Fully-funded Rotary Peace Fellowships

The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict by offering academic training, field experience, and professional networking.

Up to 130 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a post-graduate diploma in peace and development studies at one of the seven Rotary Peace Centers, located at leading universities around the world.

Master’s degree:

▪ 15-24 month program, small-group classroom learning, in fields related to peace and development
▪ Intended for leaders near the start of their careers
▪ 50 fellows selected annually to study at one of five Rotary Peace Centers at partner universities, which offer interdisciplinary curricula with research-informed teaching
▪ 2-3 month field study experience to develop practical skills
▪ Fellows connect with an international cohort of fellows, thought leaders, and a global network of Rotarians

Professional development certificate:

▪ Yearlong program for working professionals that blends online learning, in-person classes, and an independent project, based at a Rotary Peace Center in Thailand or Uganda
▪ Intended for social change leaders with extensive experience working in peace-related fields
▪ 80 fellows selected annually to earn a post-graduate diploma in peace and development studies
▪ Interdisciplinary program includes a two-week online preliminary course, 10 weeks of on-site courses with field studies, a nine-month period during which fellows implement a social change initiative (with interactive online sessions), and an on-site capstone seminar

Eligibility:

Qualified candidates must:

▪ Have three years of related work experience for the master’s program
• Have five years of related work experience for the certificate program and be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission (Candidates for Makerere University must either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.)
▪ Be proficient in English
▪ Have a bachelor’s degree
▪ Demonstrate leadership skills
▪ Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace

Candidates must have at least three years between the completion of their most recent academic degree program (undergraduate or graduate degree) and their intended start date for the fellowship. Candidates currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program are not eligible to apply.

Applications for the 2023-24 academic term need to be submitted by 15 May 2022. Please write to rotarypeacecenters@rotary.org with questions.